Michigan Energy Office sponsoring four agricultural solar development sessions in Michigan in March and April

Gretchen Whitmer, Governor
Madhu Anderson, Deputy Director

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 1, 2019

Contact: Nick Assendelft 517-284-8300
Customer Assistance: 800-292-9555

Meetings to be held in West Branch, West Olive, St. Johns and Chatham

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Energy Office today announced that it will sponsor four sessions on agricultural solar energy development in Michigan.

To help farmers understand the nuances of solar leases and zoning considerations, Michigan State University Extension will hold sessions in West Branch, West Olive, St.Johns, and Chatham in March and April.

The program will cover:

  • The context for solar energy development on Michigan farmland
  • A community vision for solar energy systems
  • Zoning approaches for solar energy
  • Siting considerations for utility-scale solar
  • Integrating solar with existing ag systems
  • Understanding solar energy lease agreements

Sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. as follows:

March 14: Quality Inn-Forward Conference Center, 2980 Cook Rd., West Branch, MI 48661

March 19: Fillmore Government Complex – Main Conference Room, 12220 Fillmore St., West Olive, MI 49460

March 28: AgroLiquid Conference Center, 2055 W M-21, St. Johns, MI 48879

April 10: Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center, E3774 University Dr., Chatham, MI 49816

 

Click here to register for a meeting.

 

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